The Evolution of Disney Princesses
The Early Years: Snow White and Cinderella
The 1990s and Beyond: Diversifying the Lineup
The Portrayal of Ethnicity in Disney Princesses
Key takeaway: Disney Princesses have evolved over time, but their representation of ethnicity remains limited and influenced by Western beauty standards. The lack of diversity and role models for children of color has been criticized, and Disney has responded with apologies and reboots. Greater diversity and inclusion are necessary for a more accurate representation of society and for promoting positive values in children.